A U.S. unit of LG Electronics Inc. won approval from a New Jersey court to build a $300 million headquarters over objections that it would ruin views of the Palisades, a 200-million-year-old chunk of rocky wilderness above the western shore of the Hudson River.
Historian Harold Holzer said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend following the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, that President Abraham Lincoln thought twice before dispatching a letter upbraiding his general who defeated the enemy in a turning point for the Northern victory in the U.S. Civil War.
While the New York City suburbs were growing into the most densely populated region of the U.S., New Jersey’s Palisades cliffs remained just as Henry Hudson saw them on his first river voyage past Manhattan in 1609.
Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was paid $1.04 million in salary and benefits in 2010, when attendance at New York’s most-visited museum rose to its highest level in four decades.
Attendance at the Museum of Modern Art dropped 11 percent last season to 2.8 million, as the previous year’s marathon motionlessness of Marina Abramovic and designs from movie director Tim Burton proved to be hard acts to follow.
Thomas P. Campbell , the Oxford- educated curator elevated to director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in January 2009, earned $929,735 in salary and benefits in his first year atop New York’s most visited museum.